Just for Variety: GOOD MORNING: King Abdullah of Jordan is no stranger to Hollywood -- or appearing before cameras. But earlier this week he was in Hollywood trying to encourage shooting (movies…
Frances W. Preston, the highest-ranking woman in the music industry, is ankling performing-rights org BMI. She's handing the reins to exec VP Del Bryant.
A new study on race and gender diversity on television has found that networks aren't making the grade when it comes to fair and accurate representation in their programming.
Franchise Pictures presented jurors with an alternate reality of film financing Wednesday in opening arguments at its fraud trial. Plaintiff is German distributor Intertainment.
Heading back into hero mode, Harrison Ford will topline "The Wrong Element," a thriller to be financed and distributed by Warner Bros. Beacon Communications topper Armyan Bernstein is producing with…
In a mid six-figure deal, Universal and producer Marc Platt made a preemptive acquisition of "Good Grief," the Lolly Winston novel that was just published by Warner Books.
The U.S. majors hauled in a record $41.6 billion in revenues from all media streams worldwide last year, up from 2002's $36.5 billion. That growth was fueled by the rocketing DVD business, a jump in…
"The Aviator" is back in Miramax's hangar. After much debate, and due to Warner Bros.' tentpole-heavy fourth quarter, Miramax will handle domestic distribution on Martin Scorsese's epic Howard Hughes…
D.C.'s annual international film festival kicked off Tuesday night with "Valentin," an Argentinian coming-of-age tale directed by Alejandro Agresti. Fest's 18th edition closes May 2 with "Super Size…
In a seven-figure deal, "X-Men" scribe David Hayter has been signed to rewrite "Iron Man" for New Line Cinema. Avi Arad's Marvel Studios and Don Murphy's Angry Films produce the project.
Clive Owen will star in "Derailed" for Miramax Films and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura.